True or False: Test your knowledge of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of abusive head trauma that results from shaking a baby violently. In most instances, parents or caregivers shake their babies hard when they cannot stop them from crying or when the child does not do what is expected of him/her. Some parents even shake their babies hard to see them laugh. Studies have shown that this causes serious harm. You should not shake your baby under any circumstance.

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
Babies can be difficult to handle but that is no reason to shake them violently

Take this short quiz to see how much more you know about the childhood condition.

Shall we?


#1. Shaken Baby Syndrome is a form of child abuse

#2. The syndrome results from tearing of the blood vessels in the baby's brain

#3. SBS is not deadly at all

#4. SBS can cause permanent brain damage

#5. Physical signs of SBS are always present

#6. One of the possible signs of SBS is bleeding from the nose or ears

#7. I must check for possible reasons for my baby to cry instead of shaking him/her

#8. SBS can occur in children up to 5 years of age


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Till next time, stay healthy and stay informed!